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Brexit and Used Parts

​​How will Brexit Affect the Used Parts Business? 15 months on from the Brexit vote and we look at how the result has affected the construction equipment parts business. The most immediate effect has been the decline in the value of Sterling.  At one stage it dropped to its lowest value in 31 years. Last Week…

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Our Conexpo-Conagg-2017 Journey

Conexpo-Conagg-2017 As we reflect on our journey to conexpo-conagg-2017 Las Vegas, we were delighted to have the rare opportunity to meet and greet some of our most successful Part Suppliers. These are the people that work tirelessly behind the scenes to help our 45,000+ Buyers find Parts every single day. They do this by ensuring the…

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Top 5 Brands Hold Positions on the Leader Board

November 2013 – May 2014 results show that the top 5 brands have held their places as the parts most searched for during this period.  Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, JCB and Hitachi maintained their order from the previous 6 months.  However Case took over the the next position which was previously held by John Deer.

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10,000 Requests and a 10,000 ft Drop!!

  In honour of our 10,000th Parts Request our very own and very brave Mary-Jane will be taking part in a Charity 10,000 ft Skydive this Saturday the 7th September! We don’t know what to be more excited about, 10,000 satisfied Buyers or 10,000 ft Free fall?!!? Good Luck Mary-Jane – we will be safe…

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Beware of Scammers

We have been made aware of a particularly nasty scam that everybody dealing across international borders should be aware of. Somebody hacked into their Yahoo email account and saw that they had agreed to purchase a machine.  After the vendor emailed the invoice they copied the invoice, changed the bank details and then contacted the…

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Germany’s Construction sector on the rise

Sales of Construction equipment is the area of the industry that is showing the most growth. The VDMA, Germany’s association for construction equipment and building material machinery, said that its prediction for a poor beginning to the year leading into a slow increase over the rest of the year appeared to be accurate. Although some of the positive…

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Parts market to exceed $23 billion USD in 2013

The increase in demand for aftermarket parts is continuing to grow. Long established in the car market this growing trend has been mirrored in the construction equipment market. Some of the world’s largest construction equipment users such as CRH, UBE, Lafarge, Cemex etc who traditionally only used OEM parts are now benefiting from the huge…

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UK Government announces spend of £100bn on infrastructure

Parliament was presented with the announcement of the additional spend ranging across a broad spectrum of areas yesterday. Transport projects including power plants and a commitment to the £43bn HS2 line are the main project in the infrastructure program.  The Chancellor said “We’re announcing the largest program of investment in our roads for half a century……

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Older machines still preferred over newer models

At the heavy equipment auction Ritchie Bros in Hartford, CT, USA yesterday there was a lot of older Cat equipment still making high prices. This confirms what is obvious from recent UrParts.com parts requests that due to the continued recession in the construction market many operators are choosing to purchase older machines and keep them running with cheaper spare parts…

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UrParts Claims Gold Prize at the Vodafone Startup Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that UrParts.com were Gold Prize Winner for the Export Company of the Year at the Vodafone sponsored Startup Awards 2013.  Not only were we recognized as the best in this category but we also scooped Silver Prize for the Digital/Online and Silver Prize for Women in Business.  We are delighted to…

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